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Harahan, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Harahan had a population of 9,174 as of July 1, 2016. Harahan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harahan is located at latitude 29.9364 and longitude -90.2027 in Jefferson Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Harahan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Jefferson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Harahan (GNIS ID: 2403796) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Harahan is located within Parish Governing Authority District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harahan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Harahan, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,174
Population in Households 8,999
Population in Familes 7,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density1 4,561
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 3,875
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,762 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,113 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $246,679
Average Home Value $273,959


Median Household Income $57,885
Average Household Income $75,503
Per Capita Income $32,579
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.01%
Households 0.05% 0.12%
Families -0.24% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Harahan, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harahan to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 86th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 412 14th
Median Household Income # 48 90th
Per Capita Income # 30 94th

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